Legal Solutions for Landlords
Friction in the relationship between landlords and tenants can cause small disagreements, large legal disputes and financial frustration that can make owning investment properties a challenge.
Adding LegalShield’s $12.95 per month Home Business Supplement to a personal legal plan allows you to get unlimited advice regarding your rental properties and attorney support to handle problems with tenants.
Every Part of Landlord Law is Covered
Your Home Business Supplement allows you to contact your attorney to get legal advice and support with any area of law related to your rental properties or your real estate business as a whole.
An Attorney Can Help You Maximize Return on Investment
Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a first time landlord, you’re no doubt aware of the potential pitfalls and frustrating financial problems that can pop up when you own and rent investment properties.
Prevent Problems by Working With a Landlord Lawyer
Managing a profitable rental property starts with finding good tenants and having them sign a well crafted lease. To prevent problems down the road, it’s critical that you use a lease document that follow the laws in your state, offers a fair deal and proactively protects your investment.
Should you ever have to go to court to evict a tenant or chase them down for excessive damage, your lease will be at the center of the case. Having a landlord/tenant lawyer review your lease agreement provides the peace of mind that comes from knowing your documents are legally sound and that you’ll have strong legal arguments if you find yourself in front of a judge.
LegalShield offers landlords a way to get the legal advice and document review they need for a price that won’t cut into their rental profits.
Use an Attorney to Get Tenants to Meet Your Demands
There are few things worse than dealing with a problem tenant. Failure to pay rent, damaging your property or otherwise breaching the terms of your lease agreement can cause your blood pressure to boil.
If you have a tenant that is refusing to honor the terms of your lease and you can’t resolve the situation on your own, getting a landlord/tenant lawyer involved can produce better results.
With LegalShield, your attorney can write letters or make phone calls on your behalf and the authority carried by communication from a law firm may be the only thing that gets your tenant to meet your demands.
Have an Attorney Help You Win Court Cases
If matters have escalated to the point where you need to file a lawsuit to evict a tenant or collect damages, you don’t want to go before a judge on your own. Landlord/tenant law can be confusing and making winning legal arguments when you’re emotional is never a good idea. Also, there are “professional” tenants that know how to manipulate the system and make your life a living nightmare.
If you're a landlord that is thinking about filing a lawsuit or you’ve been sued by a tenant, having a landlord/tenant lawyer represent you in court greatly increases your chances of a successful outcome.
Should your attorney be unable to help you settle the dispute before heading to court, rest easy knowing that all LegalShield plans include benefits you can use to save a ton of money on attorney representation.
If your real estate business has full-time employees beyond immediate family members living in your primary residence, our Small Business Plans can provide similar benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Instead of paying an attorney by the hour, you pay a small monthly fee (starting at $24.95) and have access to an independent attorney that will provide a huge variety of legal services without a huge legal bill. Services like consultation with an attorney, document review, drafting of debt collection letters and defense at civil trials are included as standard benefits. Using the plan just once can save you literally thousands of dollars. Watch the video on our home page for more information.
Using the plan is as simple as signing up and contacting our team. Once you’re a member, customer support will connect you with an independent attorney in your area who specializes in the specific legal issue with which you need help. Also, you can download our super simple app to quickly access your legal benefits and member perks anytime.
You can use your plan as soon as your membership application is reviewed and your account is set up. The review process takes 12 - 24 hours (or less) from the moment you purchase your plan (on regular business days). Once accepted, you can be in contact with an attorney in 4 hours or less and begin to use the plan benefits and member perks outlined in the membership agreement right away.
One of the two most valuable and commonly used benefits of a LegalShield plan is the ability to get unlimited legal advice and to have your provider attorney review documents. If you’re having a landlord/tenant dispute, simply contact LegalShield and your provider attorney can review your lease agreement or any other relevant documents (up to 15 pages each) and provide advice. Once they have all the information, your provider attorney can help you understand your rights and your chances of getting your demands met. Also, if you have a winning argument, your provider attorney can take action on your behalf, like making a call or writing a letter to the tenant, to help resolve the issue in your favor.
The average attorney in the US charges between $150 - $400 per hour. If you use your membership for even just a few hours a year you could easily save over $1000. If you have a bunch of small legal issues or one rather complicated issue, you can easily save multiple thousands of dollars over hiring an attorney directly. Not to mention the stress you’ll save by having an attorney on call instead of trying to handle legal issues yourself. Also, the attorneys in our network often help our members recover thousands of dollars of damages or avoid thousands of dollars in fees over what they would have experienced had they tried to resolve the legal issue themselves. Obviously every member and usage situation is different, but when used correctly, your membership can easily save significant amounts of money. Not to mention savings from our member perks.
Our Personal Plan is really a family plan. You, your spouse or partner and your dependents living at home are covered under one membership.
There is more information about this on the Personal Plan Coverage & Pricing Page.
If attorney’s charge hundreds of dollars an hour, how can I receive hours and hours of legal services, document preparation and trial defense, plus insane retailer discounts, for such a small fee? We get this question a lot. The answer is actually pretty simple.
We have have 4.1 million members. Most of them do not need legal help each month. As such, the fees we collect allow us to pay the law firms monthly to provide services to the members that do need it and still make a profit. Also, retailers want to partner with us to expose their services to our membership. You save. You get protected. The attorneys and LegalShield make a fair profit. The retailers get new customers. It’s a win win win win win all the way around. Few things in life are that good. LegalShield is.